The Orphan Boy: A Maasai Story

by Tololwa M. Mollel and Paul Morin

One night as an old man gazes at the sky, he notices that one of the stars is missing.... read more

One night as an old man gazes at the sky, he notices that one of the stars is missing. His attention is soon diverted, however, when he is startled by Kileken, a young boy who seems to appear out of nowhere. After he offers Kileken a place to stay, the old man is amazed by the work the boy manages to accomplish, and he begins to question where the boy came from. His curiosity turns out to be a fatal flaw. This hauntingly beautiful, traditional Maasai story, retold by an Arusha Maasai writer who grew up in Tanzania, is accompanied by breath-taking, textured oil paintings. (Ages 4-7)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1991

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